One of the most popular activities for travelers in Uganda is gorillas tracking. It’s an amazing time, be sure. Mountain gorillas don’t live in any zoo, they can’t survive there, in detention. Moreover, they can be seen just in three countries in Africa. Isn’t it enough motivating to try? But you should be prepared and familiar with all the opportunities it gives. Wildlife is thrilling, adventurous, but dangerous at the same time. It’s unlike anything to keep an eye out for mountain gorillas in their untouchable place of living. It’s so exciting to see them undisturbed in their everyday routine. So if you are ready, the best place for it is the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, because almost half of the population lives there. That’s it as for the place. As for the time, the tours can be taken around the year, but it’s easier to set in the dry season. The dry season is during the summer months and also September, December. The temperatures are acceptable. The track has no any special demands, but hiking can be long and tough. That’s why tracking for a long period of days will be easier for those, who are more prepared in sports, strong and sturdy. Don’t forget, they are mountain gorillas. But you can always ask for a group due to your physical fitness level. The hike is usually led through the rainforest and bamboo slopes of the park. Of course, the expert is guiding you and leading the way all the time. It’s allowed to walk near the gorillas in 6 meters for an hour in a group of six or eight people. It is an amazing feeling to be right in the heart of nature and take part in the life of these rare creatures, isn’t it?
There are some items you should think about for gorilla trekking. First of all, choose the tour. It can be from one to three days tour, or even more. Secondly, the accommodation place. The operators offer lodges at different prices and comfort. We advise you to book the place as close as possible to the tracking point and beforehand. Needless to say, such activity is not the cheapest one, but you can try to find some quotes. The price for gorilla trekking varies from 1000 to 6000 dollars per person without a hotel stay. The high price is easily explained by conserving the population in the parks, except entrance fees, cars, guides.
In addition, any tourist registered for trekking should be prepared from top to toe. The most important for a comfortable hike is special waterproof boots and insect repellents. It’s also good to take a light raincoat, garden gloves, bottled water, snacks. The clothes should be convenient and closed enough.
There is one more interesting activity for tourists, gorillas habituation. The visitors, only 4 people allowed, join the process of training gorillas to humans by researchers. This is special and exciting. Just imagine strong, muscular with long arms mammals, silverback, because of the shade of the hair on their backs. In fact, in 98 percent they are alike with people on a genetic basis.
To sum it up, gorillas trekking is an activity for young people, as for pensioners too. It’s right for those who are seeking new emotions and memories. The spectacularly will stay in your mind forever and you will never regret about efforts giving on this activity. It’s like a story, a novel that you always can tell your friends, kids, or family. So if you choose the peak season for a trip to Uganda, don’t forget to make reservations and buy permits beforehand.